Syllabus Overview for HCD-550-DL Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Please visit the Institute bookstore for information regarding required course materials.
Note: Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders will run for 12 weeks. This course requires $25 student registration fee for membership on Master Clinician Network (MCN).
- History of communication disorders and treatment. What is the difference between a disorder versus a difference?
- Nuts and bolts. What is needed in order to talk? A review of vocal anatomy and physiology?
- Childhood Language Impairments
- Developmental Literacy Impairments
- Adult Language Impairments: Aphasia
- Adult Language Impairments: Traumatic brain injury and Dementia
- Fluency Disorders
- Voice and Resonance Disorders
- Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Disorders of Swallowing
- Audiology and Hearing Loss
General Course Activities
Research worksheet assignments
Clinical observation responses
Case study/response projects
A student is expected to devote 10-15 hours per week to complete readings and course activities.
Students will be assigned to view approximately 2 hours of therapy sessions per week using the Master Clinician Network website.
This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.) D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, review the D2L system recommendations.